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Early voting

Early voting has started in the state of Texas and other states. Texas early voting started Tuesday through Oct. 30. If service members would like to vote in person in the state of Texas, they should vote in the location listed on their voter registration card or at https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do to locate the polling locations within their county.

Service members that are submitting mail-in ballots, please ensure your ballot is postmarked and received prior to Election Day, Nov. 3.  More information can be found at: https://www.fvap.gov.

If you have any questions, contact Maj. Pamela Carlisle, III Corps Installation Voting Assistance Officer, at 254-287-4707.

Trick or treat

Trick or treat hours on Fort Hood will be 6-8 p.m., Oct. 31. Post officials note that trick or treating is a voluntary activity, and that pandemic safety procedures from the CDC should be followed – for example, face masks must be worn. A Halloween mask does not protect from the virus by itself. On-post residents who opt not to participate in passing out goodies should simply leave their porch lights off during this period.

New 24/7 MEO hotline

On Oct. 7, III Corps and Fort Hood established the Military Equal Opportunity and Harassment Hotline, which is an additional avenue for Soldiers to anonymously report incidents of MEO and harassment. The hotline  provides 24/7 information on MEO and harassment policies and procedures on how and where to file complaints, the behaviors that constitute discrimination and harassment, and information how to receive help in the event of sexual assault. The new hotline number is 254-291-5717.